LEST WE FORGET: A Digger bows his head during the Remembrance Day ceremony at The Workshops museum at Ipswich.
LEST WE FORGET: A Digger bows his head during the Remembrance Day ceremony at The Workshops museum at Ipswich. Claudia Baxter

Ipswich stops to remember

THE historic buildings of The Workshops Railway Museum echoed with the sounds of the Last Post yesterday.

Veterans, families and children paused in the region yesterday to remember Ipswich's fallen.

Remembrance Day was recognised with ceremonies across the city at which hundreds of people remembered those who fought for Australia.

At The Workshops Railway memorial in North Ipswich a crowd, including local scouts and cadets, remembered the sacrifices made by our soldiers.

Ipswich Railway RSL sub-branch president Ray Watherston said the day remained special to all RSL members.

"It's a different day than Anzac Day," he said.

"There's never as many people here as on Anzac Day but we always have a good crowd. We did today.

"It's become a bit more of a solemn day I think."

Mr Watherston said the setting of The Workshops made for an ideal location for the ceremony.

"We're lucky we've got such a great location as this," he said.

"Having the cenotaph here on the museum grounds is just great.

"It's quite a private location, too, which I think really makes it a great place for people to quietly pay their respects."

Despite a wet Saturday the rain held off on Sunday long enough for the ceremonies to be completed without people getting wet.

This year marked 94 years since the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.

Originally called Armistice Day, it was renamed Remembrance Day following the Second World War when it was decided the day should recognise all men and women who served their countries.

Alongside the service at The Workshops, ceremonies were also held at the Amberley RAAF base, the Memorial Garden at the Diggers Rest Park in Goodna, and at the RSL Memorial Hall on Nicholas St, Ipswich.



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